Taiyou to Umi no Kyoushitsu ~ Fuji TV Summer Drama 2008

  • Drama: Homeroom on the Beachside
  • Romaji: Taiyou to Umi no Kyoushitsu
  • Japanese: 太陽と海の教室
  • Chinese: 太阳与海的教室
  • Korean: 태양과 바다의 교실
  • Director: Setsuro Wakamatsu, Masaki Tanimura, Kozo Nagayama
  • Writer: Yuji Sakamoto
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Episode: 10
  • Release Date: July 21, 2008 – September 22, 2008
  • Runtime: 21:00-21:54
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


Two teenagers, Hiroki (Masaki Okada) and Riku (Kie Kitano), are walking along a beach in Shonan when they encounter an old woman who is screaming. Her two grandchildren have wandered into the surf. Hiroki rushes in to save them, but it isn’t necessary. An older man dressed in a suit walks out of the sea with the two children under his arms.

He is Sakutaro Sakurai (Yuji Oda), who also happens to be Hiroki’s and Riku’s new homeroom teacher at their high school, an institution that prepares students for elite universities. On the first day of class, Sakutaro distinguishes himself from the other teachers by asking his students not which college they want to attend, but what their dreams are.